Weekday programme Morning Brew is a chat and music show. Hosted by Phil Whelan, guests include regular contributors and drop-ins, who span topics from earnest current affairs to cookery to the arts.
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Welcome to Tuesday on Morning Brew. Jarrod Watt will be with us after 10.30, live from Melbourne. He’ll bring you the latest news from Down Under, which isn’t great today, as the wonderful Aussie singer Olivia Newton-John passed away just a few hours ago. At 11.10 New York Times best-selling author Paul French reads part two (of four) of 'Carry On Kidnapping', another of our especially adapted (by Paul) for Morning Brew radio stories, from his popular historical 'long reads' in the SCMP's Post Magazine. Today; we’re back in the bandit camp, deep in the Manchurian hills, and things are a little desperate for English hostage Tinko Pawley, and her three dogs. You can also listen to this on Facebook live. At 11:40 Dr. Merrin Pearse will be live from New Zealand. Today he’ll be joined by jellyfish expert John Terenzini, from the Hong Kong Jellyfish Project, for an update on all the sightings since we last spoke in February 2021. After 12 we're back to Melbourne with biz futurist Morris Miselowski. Today is the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.There's a growing interest around the world in indigenous food, culture, and medicine. Morris will talk about all this with relevance to his area of interest... the future. Well, as you will know by now, actress and singer Olivia Newton-John passed away a few hours ago, so James Ross will join Phil after the 12.30 news to play some of her songs and remember her great work.
Welcome to Tuesday on Morning Brew. After a Covid-inspired break from proceedings, Jarrod Watt has risen, and he will be back with us this morning, live from Melbourne. In the words of a random Australian wag, “we are not here to… erm, ‘associate romantically’ with spiders!”. Wise words indeed, as today he’ll be talking about some very nasty ones that are set to invade Sydney homes. That at 10.40, plus all the rest of the Aussie news that’s fit to broadcast, and three great new tracks. At 11.40 Dr. Merrin Pearse will be with us once again, live from Wellington, New Zealand. Today he’s joined by Shaun Martin, who runs the Hong Kong end of the wonderful City Nature Challenge. After 12 it's back to Melbourne to meet up with biz futurist Morris Miselowski. The English travel industry pioneer Thomas Cook organised his first package tour today in...1841. Incredible, since most of us probably didn't realise he actually existed, much less in the mid 19th century. Morris will be talking about all sorts things to do with the future of holidays and travel today.